Expat life in Dubai – Part 3

Dubai expat life

https://crossculture2go.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/dubai-expat-life-part-3-1.m4v Making friends In Dubai, you will have lots of international neighbors and acquaintances. Besides, expats can make new friends by joining one of the local branches of many international networks, e.g. Internations.org or Meetup.com. They are very useful to find small groups according to your personal interests. There are also many groups just for […]

Expat Life In Dubai – Part 2

expat in Dubai

https://crossculture2go.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/dubai-expat-life-part-2-1.m4v Religious rules Dubai is an Islamic state, but has a rather tolerant approach to religious observance. There are around 1,400 mosques in the city and prayer rooms in every building. Muslims will pray five times a day. However, other religious groups are allowed to worship, too, and you will find several churches, Hindu and […]

Expat Life In Dubai – Part 1

Expat life in Dubai

https://crossculture2go.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/dubai-expat-life-part-1-1.m4v Dubai is the capital of the Emirate of Dubai, one of seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It is the largest city of the UAE and is seen as the global business, trade and transport hub of the Middle East. Oil revenues accelerated the development of Dubai and its modern […]

The Gulf Arab Operating System I.B.M.

https://crossculture2go.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/arab-gulf-states-operating-system-ibm-1.m4v “Inshallah”  – “If God wills”, “bukra” – “tomorrow” or “at some time or other”, and “malesh” – it doesn’t matter” or “no harm meant” are set expressions that are nourished from Arabic proverbs and will reach your ears several times a day when you are travelling in Arabic-speaking countries. Because of their conspicuously frequent […]

Business Women In The Arab Gulf States

https://crossculture2go.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/arab-gulf-states-business-women-1.m4v Is equality between men and women at all possible in the Arab Gulf states? What is it that decides whether and to what level women can participate in business? Is it possible for women to reach management levels? There is not set answer to any of these questions. A more nuanced approach is required. […]

Gulf Arab Understanding Of Leadership

https://crossculture2go.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/arab-gulf-states-understanding-of-leadership-1.m4v The Gulf Arab understanding of leadership is based to a great extent on the principle of the Shura. The Shura is laid out in the Koran, the holy book of the Muslims, and in Islam it is a duty that must be fulfilled. It states that he who has power should seek advice. Behind […]

Visitors From The Arab Gulf States

Visitors Arab Gulf States

https://crossculture2go.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/arab-gulf-states-visitors-1.m4v For Gulf Arabs hospitality is very important, so demonstrate generosity and helpfulness to your visitors from the Arab Gulf states. Strengthen your relationships with common meals and activities. That will certainly pay off later. Arrival at the airport It is absolutely advisable to meet your Gulf Arab guests at the airport and drive them […]

Business Meals And After Work In The Arab Gulf States

Business Meals Arab Gulf States

https://crossculture2go.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/arab-gulf-states-business-meals-and-after-work-1.m4v Setting up a business in the Arab Gulf states is more of a personal endeavor than a business one, as personal relationships drive all business there. There is no separation between relationships and projects. Accordingly, business activities are preceded by many shared meals and after work activities. Topics discussed at these meals and activities […]

Negotiations In The Arab Gulf States

Negotiations Arab Gulf States

https://crossculture2go.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/arab-gulf-states-negotiations-2.m4v You are probably already familiar with the Arabic bazaar mentality or bargaining culture so you can assume that your Gulf Arab business partners will carry on intensive negotiations and haggle over prices. The initial negotiations are generally very comprehensive and lay the foundations for long-term business connections. The personal relationship between business partners is […]

Presentations In The Arab Gulf States

Presentations Arab Gulf States

https://crossculture2go.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/arab-gulf-states-presentations-1.m4v Are you ready to give a presentation to your Gulf Arab project partners? If you want anyone to listen, do not spoil your chances by dashing to the front at 9am sharp and start presenting even before the projector has warmed up. Much more important are preliminary conversations with your listeners or the participants […]